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Posted: 08 Jan 05, 17:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In 1991 Queen signed a big contract with HR. At this point they all most likely knew that Freddie won't be a round for long. Still they signed a deal on five (could someone confirm?) studio albums.

All that HR got was two studio albums. Then they had to release all kinds of compilations.


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Posted: 08 Jan 05, 17:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote




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Posted: 08 Jan 05, 19:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

shame on freddie for dying, for fucks sake get a grip

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Posted: 08 Jan 05, 19:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sorry, but it was Hollywood Records who SCREWED QUEEN!!

Big time....

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Posted: 08 Jan 05, 19:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Everybody screwed each other

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Posted: 09 Jan 05, 00:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Good observation, Whisperer. But I'll also agree that in regards to our beloved Queen, Hollywood has definitely not done their fair share of marketing.



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Posted: 09 Jan 05, 01:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

From Hollywood's standpoint, Freddie's death and Wayne's World occurred at just the right time.

Within a year of releasing the entire Queen catalogue on CD, Queen's popularity peaked for the first time in a decade. Classic Queen released in February and Greatest Hits released the following September were huge sellers for Hollywood. I bet they got back their investment, and then some, much quicker than anyone expected.

Maybe this quick success explains why Hollywood has done little ever since.


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Posted: 09 Jan 05, 03:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

*snort*


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Posted: 09 Jan 05, 04:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

my Innuendo CD says Hollywood Records in fine print on the back (i read everything) so did they do Innuendo with them?


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Posted: 09 Jan 05, 04:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

thinking on all the fucking topics posted lately, we should think that this is one of the most intelligent topics ever posted
each one of the qz users will have his opinion about this topic, but the good point of it is that each one of us will have his opinion about if queen screw HR

i dont think queen screw HR
freddie wasnt well, but nobody knew if he will die in a few months or in 2 or 3 years..only God knew that, and since november 1991 Freddie play live for God and all the souls up there


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Posted: 09 Jan 05, 04:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

hang on
are hollywood peoples even angry about freddie leaving?


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Posted: 09 Jan 05, 05:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen didn't screw HR - just unfortunate that Freddie died in late 1991 and they had to wait 4 years for MIH to come out.

When the agreement was made it was to ensure the entire Queen back catalogue was released on cd in the USA as it hadn't been up to that point.

They've also released compliations and re-released Wembley 1986 and made loads of money out of it I'm sure.

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Posted: 09 Jan 05, 07:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They must have known in 1991 that he was on borrowed time, so I'm sure the deal was structured in such a way as they wouldn't be liable for deceit/fraud if/when Freddie died. If you sign a contract and then get run over or something, you can't really be held responsible, but if you know you're terminally ill and sign a contract you can't honour, then that's a bit dodgy I think, so I'm sure that they covered themselves.

So I'm sure that there's no problem with the deal and eveyone's happy with the outcome.


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Posted: 09 Jan 05, 08:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the deal was signed in around October 1990.

did HR know of Freddie's fate? They may have done. But when does a bands material become less lucrative when the singer dies? Never generally.

and like someone said, it was the re-releases on CD which were the key part of the deal.

my version of Hot Space is a Hollywood Records CD, even though I live in england. I got it from a second hand shop. go me, I get a 1991 remix of body language....2 versions of body language on one CD, worth the price alone!

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Posted: 09 Jan 05, 10:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They released "Innuendo", "Live at BBC", "Made In Heaven", "Live At Wembley", few compilations like "Classic Queen" and "The Great Pretender", rereleased whole Queen catalogue, all DVDs etc. - so I don't think Queen did what you said...

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Posted: 09 Jan 05, 16:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Sorry darlings, but five records won't be done, cos I will kick the bucket in late 1991."

I think that's a sad situation to be in to evaluate the days you have left to live and negotiate a contract.
I'm sure HR made a lot of bucks. No matter how pervert it is, but the death of a musician is mostly a boost of PR. All Elvis had to do to be recognised as one of the biggest influence in the music business was dying on his toilet.




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Posted: 09 Jan 05, 20:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"All Elvis had to do to be recognised as one of the biggest influence in the music business was dying on his toilet."

Unless you are being sarcastic, that is one of the stupidest statements that this increasingly stupid board has ever seen.


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Posted: 09 Jan 05, 20:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, have some respect for The King man!

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Posted: 10 Jan 05, 02:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

BHM 0271 wrote:

"All Elvis had to do to be recognised as one of the biggest influence in the music business was dying on his toilet."

Unless you are being sarcastic, that is one of the stupidest statements that this increasingly stupid board has ever seen.


I did not mean to say that his best moment was dying on the toilet. I simply meant that his bizarre death boosted his PR. I'm an Elvis guy myself!



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Posted: 10 Jan 05, 15:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just love the idea of everybody screwing everybody! lol! JUST kidding...... :-)


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